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12 Documentaries On Netflix That Will Make You Smarter About Business

The online movie and TV service has a vast cache of business and tech documentaries that anyone with a subscription can watch instantly. The topics range from profiles of great tech innovators like Steve Jobs and Elon Musk to deep dives into industrial design.<p>Each of these 12 documentaries offers …

Bill Gates

Why Facebook is Killing Silicon Valley

<i>We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will</i> …

Facebook's Gigantic Acquisition Shows What's Really Driving Inequality

WhatsApp itself only has 55 employees, and several of the early ones are probably worth over $100 million.<p>The speed of wealth accumulation here is breathtaking. And tech and the internet have a lot to do with it.<p>A few weeks ago I interviewed MIT professor Erik Brynjolfsson, who has done a lot of …

You Can Explain eBay's $50 Billion Turnaround With Just This One Crazy Story

Between 2005 and 2007, its stock price was cut in half and its market cap shrank by $30 billion.<p>In October 2007, eBay admitted that Skype, a company it had acquired for $2.5 billion two years earlier, was actually worth less than half of that.<p>During the third quarter of 2007, eBay lost money for …

Grammy-Winning "Royals" Owes It All to Nat Geo

Lorde wrote the song after seeing a National Geographic photo of Kansas City Royals player George Brett.<p>And the Grammy for "best song inspired by a National Geographic photo" goes to ... "Royals," by Lorde.<p>At last night's awards ceremony, the New Zealand singer-songwriter won the Grammy for song of …

Boosted Gunmetal: 1987 Porsche 944 Turbo

This 1987 Porsche 944 Turbo has been tastefully modified for looks and performance, and yet retains much of the factory charm. This was ordered as a …